Habersham Central Junior Selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Ege Keskin, a junior at Habersham Central High School (HCHS), has been selected as a finalist for the Governor’s Honors Program. 

The program is funded by the Georgia General Assembly to support intellectually gifted and artistically talented sophomores and juniors and is currently held on the campus of Berry College in Rome. Keskin is a finalist in the area of mathematics.
 
Brent Tuck, HCHS Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, coordinated the school nominations for Governor’s Honors. In response to Keskin’s selection, she stated, “We are so proud of Ege. He is a fabulous student and a wonderful young man. He does his best every day for every class. His future has endless possibilities and we certainly know he will be a top-notch representative of Habersham Central High School and of Habersham County.” 

Keskin expressed his excitement stating that he is “honored to receive this opportunity to enhance my understanding and knowledge of mathematics.”  His nominating teacher, Lisa Barrett, is also excited about the selection. “Ege is an exceptional math student, and I am extremely proud of him.”
 
“Participation in the Governor’s Honors Program is a life-changing experience, and the selection process is highly competitive.  Ege’s outstanding academic achievements and passion for learning exemplify why he is a perfect fit for GHP,” stated Gifted Program Coordinator Martha Cantrell.  Principal Jonathan Stribling added, “I am ecstatic that Ege Keskin has been selected to participate in the Governor's Honors program this summer. Currently ranked in the top ten of his junior class of 453, Ege is a model student who will take full advantage of this experience. Ege will represent himself and Habersham Central very well.”
 
The selection process for finalists in the area of mathematics involved a review of each student’s academic performance, relevant SAT/ACT scores, a student application, teacher recommendation, and an intensive interview.

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